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Programs

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Photography
4
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
3
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Media arts None
Technical design and production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Environmental
Instructional / curriculum models used Individually guided instruction
Standards-based
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Readers' and Writers' Workshop
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

Support

17
Facilities
including: Playground
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Tutoring
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 74% 1%
Hispanic 8% 13%
Two or more races 8% 57%
Black 7% 1%
Asian 3% n/a
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 5% 7%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 61%
Special education 5% 13%
Female 49% 50%
Male 51% 50%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

5
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
5
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
21
Clubs
including: Book / reading club
Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
Gymnastics
Soccer
Swimming
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Gymnastics
Soccer
Swimming
Girls sports (misc.) Girls on the Run
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Chess club
Cooking club
Community service
Dance club
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Game club
Gardening
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Origami club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Sewing / knitting club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:30 AM
Before school start time 7:30 AM

Culture

Dress code None
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy No
School mascot Jaguars
School colors Blue and white
Students typically continue on to these schools Deal Middle School

Awards

Academic award Blue Ribbon School

Teachers

15
Staff
including: Security personnel
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
All subjects 68% 77%
Source: See notes

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Teachers with a valid license 94% 80%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Transportation options (misc.) 31, 32, 36, 37 (Friendship Heights - Potomac Park/Southern Ave/Naylor Road/Archives), M4 (Sibley Hospital - Pinehurst Circle), H3, H4 (Brookland Metro - Tenleytown/Tenley Circel), N8 (Wesley Heights/Van Ness UDC), N2 (Farragut Square - Friendship Heights)
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Oasis Tutoring Program
  Stoneridge Volunteers
  DC Greens
  Embassy Adoption Program

Enrollment

Application or enrollment process No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012
  Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
Highly qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010
Teacher characteristics DCPS, 2009-2010